The APNA Annual Awards recognize APNA members who demonstrate excellence in psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, education, research, leadership, community efforts, and more. This year's recipients will be recognized in person at the APNA 29th Annual Conference, online and in communications throughout the year.

Kathleen Delaney

Jeanne Clement

Kathleen Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP, RN
Chicago, IL
Psychiatric Nurse of the Year
Jeanne Clement, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN
Upper Arlington, OH
Award for Distinguished Service

Mary Conklen

Janette O'Connor

Mary Conklen, MSN, APN, PMHCNS-BC
New Holland, IL
Award for Excellence in Practice - APRN

Janette O'Connor, BS, BSN, MS, RN-BC
White Plains, NY
Award for Excellence in Practice - RN


Diane Allen

Dawn Vanderhoef

Diane Allen, MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC
Concord, NH
Award for Excellence in Leadership - RN

Dawn Vanderhoef, PhD, DNP, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC
Roberts, WI
Award for Excellence in Education


Jane Mahoney

Angela Thomas

Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Sugar Land, TX
Award for Excellence in Research

Angela Thomas, MSN, BSN, PHN, RN
Cottage Grove, MN
Award for Innovation - Individual








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